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Contentious Probate Solicitor

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  • 4+ PQE
  • 20% annual bonus
  • Strong progression routes within very busy, growing team
  • Open to litigators with a desire to move into this high-demand area
  • Hybrid working
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Legal 500 team

A highly regarded, growing law firm is seeking a Contentious Probate Solicitor with at least four years’ experience to join its busy team in Shrewsbury.

You’ll hit the ground running in helping the team onboard its next cohort of HNW clients, enjoying fast-tracked progression within a rapidly expanding team.

You’ll have very reasonable billing targets (enabling you to achieve an attractive work/life balance), and a bonus scheme kicks in when you reach 80% of your target, providing an extremely attainable way to bump up your annual salary significantly.

The firm is incredibly family-friendly, with flexible and hybrid working. Additional benefits include one of the best annual leave allowances on the market, annual bonus of up to 20% of salary, volunteer days, free parking and fully expensed team events.

The firm has a fantastic employee retention record, with the role only becoming available due to genuine organic growth.  Many of the firm’s partners and senior management team started out as trainees and junior solicitors, demonstrating the unrivalled career path you could forge here.

Quite unusually, there are also non-traditional routes to management for those lawyers who aren’t sure they want to remain fee-earning for the rest of their career.

The firm is open to those with litigation experience who want to move into this high-demand area. Contentious probate is a growing area of law with relatively few lawyers specialising in it, which means it often commands a higher salary across the market.

The firm is also accepting applications from those looking for part-time hours.

How to apply for this Contentious Probate Solicitor role 

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Kelly Reid on the email above.

Kelly is an Associate Director at Realm. Working exclusively within private client, contentious probate and court of protection recruitment, she works with law firms of all sizes across the North West, from private client boutiques to multi-service national firms. Kelly’s in-depth market knowledge and contacts enable her to match private client solicitors with the right firms and roles for them.

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£47,000 - £57,000


  • Shropshire

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Court of Protection

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Specialist for private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate in the North West.

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